Bay Leaf Trees Laurus Nobilis - Sweet Bay Our bay trees, also know as "Bay Laurel" or "Sweet Bay", are the perfect gift for any avid cook and a must in your herb gardening efforts.These herb plants, among our most popular, are mature bay plants that have been growing in our greenhouses for almost a year.
Bay (laurel) leaves are frequently packaged as tejpatta (the Hindi term for Indian bay leaf), creating confusion between the two herbs. In the Philippines, dried bay laurel leaves are used in several Filipino dishes such as menudo, beef pares, and adobo. Bay leaves were used for flavouring by the ancient Greeks.
Bay laurels are versatile plants that can thrive indoors and out. They make attractive houseplants but they will benefit from some summer sun. The leaves will produce the best flavor if the plant is given full sun for a portion of the year.
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Laurus nobilis is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, glabrous smooth leaves, in the flowering plant family Lauraceae.It is native to the Mediterranean region and is used as bay leaf for seasoning in cooking. Its common names include bay tree (esp. United Kingdom),: 84 bay laurel, sweet bay, true laurel, Grecian laurel, or simply laurel.
How to Grow Bay Leaves. **The bay leaf comes from the bay laurel tree, an evergreen that originates from the Mediterranean region. **Bay leaves are beautiful additions to anyone's garden. They are also known for both their medicinal benefits and their culinary uses.